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Astronomers discover oldest star: Formed shortly after the Big Bang 13. 7 billion years ago
ScienceDaily ^ | February 9, 2014

Posted on 02/10/2014 7:49:57 AM PST by EveningStar

A team led by astronomers at The Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the Universe, which formed shortly after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.

The discovery has allowed astronomers for the first time to study the chemistry of the first stars, giving scientists a clearer idea of what the Universe was like in its infancy.

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: anu; anuskymapper; australia; bigbang; star; xplanets

1 posted on 02/10/2014 7:49:57 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 02/10/2014 7:51:31 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

[patiently waiting here for ALGORE or HANSEN or MANN or their surrogates to be out there claiming that AGW has significantly reduced the lifespan of our SUN.]


3 posted on 02/10/2014 7:52:09 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer
that AGW has significantly reduced the lifespan of our SUN.

But they deny that GW has anything to do with the Sun but everything to do with Man.

4 posted on 02/10/2014 8:05:17 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Not quite. They deny the sun has any affect here on earth. I maintain they are that stupid enough, that duplicitous, and that deceitful enough to claim OUR AGW here will cause the sun to live a shorter life span. There’s a big difference.


5 posted on 02/10/2014 8:07:51 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: EveningStar

What if the Big Bang never happened but many little bangs?.


6 posted on 02/10/2014 8:10:17 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: EveningStar

Really? I have read in the past ten years that the “big bang” theory was changed to accommodate the errors in their findings. So is this another change to try and fix the fix.


7 posted on 02/10/2014 8:12:32 AM PST by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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8 posted on 02/10/2014 8:15:13 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: EveningStar

no picture of this star?


9 posted on 02/10/2014 8:17:54 AM PST by MNDude
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To: EveningStar

Oldest Star?
Probably keeps the temperature really high and watches Matlock reruns.


10 posted on 02/10/2014 8:26:28 AM PST by Carl LaFong (The. Media. Is.The. Enemy.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

LOL

That is my contention. What went BANG in the beginning?


11 posted on 02/10/2014 8:33:21 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: MNDude
It's just to the left of Earth...


12 posted on 02/10/2014 8:33:48 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: EveningStar

I have a few concerns with this article.

The Big Bang happened precisely 13.845 billion years ago, not 13.7 billion years ago. Preciseness is important in scientific articles.

Also, define “shortly”.

Lastly, the description of how you make a star like our sun deserves a comedy award.

/s


13 posted on 02/10/2014 8:34:22 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: TomGuy

Yup!


14 posted on 02/10/2014 8:36:10 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Vaduz
What if the Big Bang never happened but many little bangs?.

Or cyclical. Really, really, really long cycles. Bang!..universe expands...reaches limits of expansion...contracts...grows denser and denser...explodes and expands again. Repeat forever or until it's Maker stops it. Just a thought.
15 posted on 02/10/2014 8:56:36 AM PST by 762X51
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To: All

The Big Bang is a big bust. It is a man’s meager attempt to explain the universe. The great hunt for the required dark matter has come up empty. Maybe time for a new theory?


16 posted on 02/10/2014 9:17:20 AM PST by bennowens
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To: TomGuy

Read the books by Brian Greene. He has a knack for making these things a “LITTLE” less obscure. He can certainly explain things better than me!

The theory currently is that due to quantum fluctuations, what was, became what is. Or, there was a clash of the braines that are the multiverse, or, just the primordial atom became unstable and bang.

You can’t get much better with quantum physics. :)


17 posted on 02/10/2014 10:49:07 AM PST by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: KevinDavis; annie laurie; Knitting A Conundrum; Viking2002; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Mmogamer; ...
Thanks EveningStar.
 
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18 posted on 02/10/2014 9:28:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: EveningStar; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; ...

Thanks EveningStar, extra to APoD.


19 posted on 02/10/2014 9:29:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: MNDude
no picture of this star?

Here's a clue.... It looks exactly like all the other stars. you've seen one, you've seen them all.

20 posted on 02/10/2014 9:38:20 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: EveningStar

Doesn’t look a day over 10 billion.


21 posted on 02/10/2014 9:51:58 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Gaffer
Not quite. They deny the sun has any affect here on earth. I maintain they are that stupid enough, that duplicitous, and that deceitful enough to claim OUR AGW here will cause the sun to live a shorter life span. There’s a big difference.



Even the ancients knew better than THAT! They believed that we got our life from the Sun...Not the other way around! :-)LOL!
22 posted on 02/11/2014 4:28:26 AM PST by left that other site
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To: left that other site
Your disbelief neglects the abject stupidity of Democrats.

I cite two examples:

1) Democratic Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, on a visit to NASA to watch the touchdown and roving of Curiosity (a probe rover on MARS), asked “Is it gonna go to where the astronauts planted the flag?”; and

2) Democratic Congressman Hank Johnson in a hearing on Marine buildup of Guam expressed a concern that the island would “tip over” because of the added weight on one side.

Comparing today's current inbred, imbecilic, uneducated Democrats and their voters to ancient trailblazers of thought and science (to the extent they could, given societal advancement then) is like comparing a worthless feather to a sledge hammer.

There's a very good reason why that old WKRP Cincinnati episode about the “Great Thanksgiving Helicopter Giveaway” was so funny.

23 posted on 02/11/2014 4:41:15 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

LOL! hahahaha


24 posted on 02/11/2014 4:44:23 AM PST by left that other site
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To: EveningStar
I've a friend who is always going on about the Big Bang and how it explains everything.

I scoffed at the idea and he got incensed and said he would pay me 100 Bucks if I could come up with something that couldn't be a direct "result" of the Big Bang...

I told him I was game.

I sipped my beer and looked in right in the eye and asked what made the Big Bang go Boom?

His shoulders slumped and he got out his wallet and handed me 5 twenties...

25 posted on 02/11/2014 4:53:11 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: 762X51

Has more logic than the big bang.


26 posted on 02/11/2014 8:23:57 AM PST by Vaduz
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